In the Mix

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 | Category: Decorating, Design Inspiration, Designers, Magazines

I was beyond excited to see Houston decorator Katie Stassi in this month’s Paper City.  Her own home serves as great personal inspiration for me, but I really love seeing how she weaves her aesthetic into her client’s abode.

Those fabulous silk curtains are actually from West Elm but double lined for weight by a seamstress.  The slipcovered chair and sofa (not shown) are from Quatrine, the oushak is from Kuhl-Linscomb and reproduction french chairs are covered in a Manuel Canovas fabric from Walter Lee Culp.

{portrait by Jenny Antill}

The darling Katie Stassi in the living room of her long time friend’s River Oaks home.

A Stassi vignette with a flea market gilded mirror found in New York, Horchow lamp, silver candy dish, crystal matchbox, lighters (vintage and new), crystal decanter, and glasses from Baccarat, all cleverly displayed on a French Louis Philippe four drawer commode with marble top from Tara Shaw.

Gotta love that West Elm Parsons Desk!  I could do a whole post of the many uses of this piece! Katie placed it in the master bathroom to serve as a dressing table.  I love the makeup brushes in the acrylic containers!

This dining room has all the elements I adore…slipcovered parsons chairs, traditional table, fabulous chandelier, and silk curtains!  Table is from Carl Moore Antiques, glass chandelier was found on the internet, and the dining chairs are from Ballard Designs.

Of course I love that touch o’ lucite!  Can’t beat a good ole Ghost chair.  The rug, also to-die-for is from Kuhl-Linscomb.  If you look closely, you can see David Hicks hexagon wallpaper in the powder bath.

I LOVE this vignette, and it totally reminds me of Emily.  A West Elm bookcase full of great books, is topped with a lamp from Target (I LOVE that Katie goes high-low).  A relative of the homeowner was actually a Ford Model, so she photocopied some of her favorite magazine covers and framed them.

If you live in Houston, be sure to pick up the latest issue of Paper City to see more pictures!

Credits:

Photography by Jack Thompson as seen in Paper City/April 2009

Interior Design by Katie Stassi

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4 Comments to 'In the Mix'

Things That Inspire 14 Apr 09 at 12:26 pm

I really enjoyed this post! Love the design aesthetic, and especially love the huge arrangement of flowering branches at the base of the stairs.

alice 14 Apr 09 at 6:50 pm

Wow, very beautiful! I love love love that living room!

Sarah 14 Apr 09 at 8:41 pm

I love this post. Thanks for sharing.

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} 29 Apr 09 at 10:03 pm

How on earth did I miss this? Kylie has a link to it in her latest post. I just love Katie’s aesthetic and the fact that she takes what feels like a realistic approach to design. I love that she mixes high end pieces with more affordable ones.

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